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Alan Stevens

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@mediacoach
Location: London, UK
Website: http://www.mediacoach.co.uk/
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Alan is Vice-President of the International Federation for Professional Speakers, speaking regularly at conferences, seminars and events worldwide. He is also a Fellow of the Professional Speakers Association, and their Immediate Past President. He is a the only professional speaker in Europe who is also a qualified public relations professional, being a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. In a 21-year career with Consumers' Association, Alan appeared regularly on BBC TV News, Sky News, Radio 4 and Radio 5 Live as well as in every ITV region, dozens of local radio stations, and has been quoted in every national newspaper. He still appears frequently on radio and television. Alan is Director of MediaCoach and has been both a TV presenter and expert interviewee. In the latter capacity, he has notched up over 2,000 radio and TV interviews, so is uniquely placed to give insights about how the media works, and how companies can improve their image. He set up and ran Which? Online - one of the few profitable European Internet Service Providers, and has been providing valuable advice to consumers and companies for over 20 years. In 2006, the Independent newspaper listed him alongside Max Clifford as "one of the UK's top ten media experts" He was recently an advisor to the Cabinet Office on the UK Government's online strategy, helping to produce the report "Good Government Websites". His book, The Pocket Media Coach, was published by HowToBooks in October 2005.